Screen Australia and Google Australia are inviting applications for the fifth instalment of the Skip Ahead initiative.
Both scripted narrative and documentary projects are encouraged to apply for Skip Ahead five funding.
Applications will be considered from individual content creators (YouTube channels), teams of content creators (multiple YouTube channels), and/or established YouTube channels teaming up with an external producer or production house.
Screen Australia and Google Australia will provide a 50/50 joint funding pool of up to $500,000. A maximum of $100,000 will be available per project, with up to six projects to be funded.
Australian online content creators who have YouTube channels with a substantial existing subscriber base and/or content that has reached significant viewership are eligible to apply.
Collaborations between YouTube creators, as well as collaborations with established production companies, are encouraged.
Screen Australia and Google Australia are particularly interested in supporting content creators from diverse backgrounds in terms of culture, sexual orientation, gender identity, people with disability, geographic and/or socio-economic circumstance.
Eligible applicants can propose the format of the project, including episodic series, a standalone piece of entertainment, or an alternative that is appropriate for their creative concept. The project must premiere on the content creator’s YouTube Channel by the end of September 2019.
Applications close on Friday 16th November.
For more information or to apply please click on this link.